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Ham Lentil Soup

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Ingredients
  Olive oil 3 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Celery ribs 2 , chopped
  Carrot 1 Large, peeled and chopped
  Lentils 8 Ounce
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs)
  Ham hock 1
  Dried oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Grated romano cheese 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

1. In a large saucepan or flameproof casserole, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot and cook 5 minutes, or until softened. Add lentils, water, ham hock, and oregano. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 35 to 45 minutes, or until lentils are soft but not falling apart.
2. Remove ham hock from soup. Remove any meat from bone and chop coarsely; add to soup. Season with salt and pepper. Pass a bowl of Romano cheese on the side.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Appetizer
Dish: 
Soup
Interest: 
Everyday

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